Now that the 2010 Registration deadline for high volume
and high risk substances has passed, the European Commission, the European
Chemicals Agency (ECHA), and the Member State Competent Authorities are gearing
up for Authorisation - the true "Heart...
With the end of the 30 November 2010 registration
deadline under REACH for high volume and high risk substances, there is now
available in Europe an unprecedented level of information about the hazards and
risks associated with chemicals. The information...
In late December of 2010, in a case involving a Czech
subsidiary of the Business Software Alliance and the Czech authorities, the
European Court held that user interface copyright is a separate copyright not
included in computer program copyright....
This issue features the following articles:
supplies of goods - which transaction is VAT exempted?
Court of Justice rules on case involving TIR carnets
Court clarifies restrictions on sale of medical devices...
issue features the following articles:
Direct Investment | State Council Promulgates Regulations on the
Administration of Registrations by Resident Representative Offices of
| State Council Modifies...
Estreicher and Marcus Navin-Jones
The Korean Ministry of the Environment ("MOE")
has released a draft of the "Act on the Registration and Evaluation of
Chemicals" ("Draft Act"), a Korean version of REACH. The...
"A little bird told me." It's an oldie, but it has new life in the UK, particularly in the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom today published guidance on its practice relating to the use of "live text based communications"...
Subject turned over to Rwandan authorities on
international arrest warrant
CHICAGO - An alleged human rights violator, wanted by
Rwandan authorities on charges he committed crimes against humanity during the
1994 genocide, was deported to Rwanda...
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& Foreign Law Community instantly by scanning from your iPhone or
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smartphones, such as ScanLife
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The Queen's Bench Division recently passed judgment in
Cambridge v Makin  EWHC 12 (QB) available here . The
case made reference to but did not decide upon a director's conflict of
interest including a conflict of duties.
On April 29, 2010, the Standing Committee of National
People's Congress of the People's Republic of China (PRC) promulgated the
revised Law of the People's Republic of China for Protection of State Secrets
("State Secrets Law"...
Nicolas Ulmer and Lionel Serex
Switzerland has long profited from its status as a small, reliable and neutral
country, to be a major venue for international arbitration. In addition, Swiss
substantive law is often chosen as a "neutral"...
In December, The Times reported an increase in reports to
the Insolvency Service about directors from 3539 in 2002 to 7030 in 2009. The
number of directors disqualified has decreased from 1594 to 1387.
The Insolvency Service budget has fallen...
There are different ways for an employer to bring a
foreign employee to the Netherlands. A specific group consists of so-called
highly skilled migrants. Under the highly skilled migrants program, employers
can more easily hire highly educated employees...
Information that your business believes is confidential,
including foreign product sources and distribution, is not necessarily treated
confidentially at U.S. ports of entry. This article explains how, with a bit of
planning, the confidentiality of...
I was recently browsing through discussions and postings
on LinkedIn groups and found an interesting article that I would like to share
with you. It was posted on FizzLaw group's bulletin, a group dedicated to
providing small businesses with access...
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D. Herlach, Beverly J. Rudy, Christer L. Mossberg, Matthew L. Hazlett, Leanne
Sobel, Christina J. Galus and Inna Zaltsman
In recent months, there have been major developments
regarding the economic sanctions imposed on Iran. In an effort...
By Rosa Margarita Santacruz
A few months ago, the Colombian government, by law 1343
of 2009, had approved the "Treaty on the Law of Trademarks" and
"Regulation" 1994-TLT" (adopted on October 27, 1994,
October 2010 saw the release of the latest editions of
two influential surveys on trends in the international disputes arena. Both
surveys provide support for the widely-held perception...
The European Parliament has approved the Directive on
Alternative Investment Fund Managers. European countries will now be setting up
a framework for regulating hedge funds and private equity funds. The AIRM Directive passed with 513 votes to 92 with...
by Sutherland's Derivatives and Structured Products Team
Section 1a(47)(E) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), as
amended by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
(Dodd-Frank), empowers the Secretary of the Treasury ...
In April 2010, the International Bar Association, the
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the United Nations
Office on Drugs and Crime, launched the Anti-Corruption Strategy for the Legal
Profession. The project is focusing on...
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development's report on U.S. anti-bribery efforts released their Phase 3 Report on the United States .
In its report, the Working Group commended the United
States for its engagement with the private...
In the October 2010 issue of the Harvard Business Review there is a Spotlight article on " The
Transparent Supply Chain ". In this article, author Stephen New discusses
the evolution in Supply Chain from opaqueness to transparency and focuses...